This Week in Social Action Ministry

The Social Action Ministry (SAM) at First Parish comes from our Unitarian Universalist faith based on the values of love, justice, community and responsibility. We do this within the supportive environment of our broader church community and the mission of First Parish “…to act on our values to serve the larger community and create a more just and loving world.”


Free Film Screening this Saturday – Before the Flood

Please come to a free film screening of Before the Flood on Saturday, April 15th from 10:00am – 12:00pm. With Evan Seitz of UUMass Action and others.

“Addressing climate change is the biggest challenge of our time. Come together in community to learn and be inspired to take action on behalf of our common home.”

The Venue Theater, 1799 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA. Doors open at 9:45am. Sponsored by First Parish Arlington, First Parish Bedford, First Parish Concord, First Parish Lexington, and Follen Church. Contact Stephen Shick or Dave Pollack for more information


Political Activism

We hope that you are well along on filing your taxes. We found it pretty annoying that we were being good citizens as we filed ours, but that our President has broken with tradition and not made his public as he promised after the election.  Aside from wondering what he is hiding, the lack of his tax information makes it almost impossible to identify possible or actual financial conflicts of interest.

Heard enough? Come to the Tax Day Rally on Tuesday, April 18th (Tax Deadline) sponsored by your local Minuteman Indivisible Lexington. The rally will be held from 4-6 pm at Fletcher Park (the site of the Lexington Farmers Market in-season). Want to make your voice heard on a less-local scale, go to for lots of good, timely suggestions for action; click on the JOIN button to be put on our mailing list for a weekly Minuteman Muster of timely information and suggestions for action.


UU Urban Ministry – Jericho Road Information Meeting

Come hear and learn about a wonderful new program sponsored by the UU Urban Ministry. Jericho Road bridges communities by matching the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of community-based nonprofit organizations to promote community development, strengthen social services, and enrich the lives of volunteers.

Thursday, April 27, 1:00pm, First Parish in Lexington. A light lunch will be served. This will be a joint information meeting of members from the Follen and Bedford churches. For more information please contact Al Jacobson.

Jericho Road Roxbury, launched in late 2012, is a project of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM). Utilizing the skills of professionals in UUUM-affiliated churches around the Boston area, as well as volunteers from elsewhere, Jericho Road Roxbury seeks to strengthen nonprofits in the neighborhood, supporting them to increase their capacity to build a healthier and more vibrant Roxbury.